For underprivileged groups
Science for everyone! Ekoli focuses on disadvantaged groups, like kids and adults who are challenged and youngsters from troubled socio-economic contexts.
If you work with a group that hasn’t gotten the chance to get hands-on with science, get in touch! Together with you and your organisation, we work out a cool workshop or engaging project, tailored to the capabilities and interests of your clients and your budget.
In addition to workshops, we’re always on the lookout for financing possibilities to let underprivileged groups experience science and to collaborate with specialised partners. If you and you organisation are interested in immersing your group in science, don’t hesitate to contact Ekoli! We’re keen to kick off bigger projects together and will gladly collaborate on applying for funding and finding partners.
We already worked with these organisations:
Ekoli develops experience based activities on science because we’re convinced that the best way to get the hang of science is to experiment and encourage curiosity. Furthermore, we try to make sure that the materials we use are cheap and accessible, while paying extra attention to reusability. This way, we try to make sure that our activities are sustainable for you, the student and the school.
Collaborating with relevant organisations we bring our activities as in-service training for teachers, where all aspects of our workshops are explained and we advice on the best way to fit them into the curriculum.
We’ll also bring our sessions to your school. For a classroom full of teachers from your school and surrounding schools, we’ll teach our workshop on request. Contact us for more information.
How does the human body work?
In the human body, innumerable complex processes keep us healthy and alive. But how do you explain how the body works to kids? In this session we’ll teach you two hands-on activities to let them discover these processes. The first is centred on enzymes, the tiny machines that are highly active inside our bodies. In the second session we’ll teach you how to let kids learn about DNA and how they can collect and study their own samples.
Playing with nature
The wondrous world of biology is fascinating to everybody. Even kindergarteners can discover biology through fun, easy and safe activities. In this interactive workshop we’ll teach you a couple of cool experiments that revolve around marvellous colours and explore tiny beauty with a build-it-yourself microscope.
Biomaterials of the future
As of now, almost everything around us is build on materials that are neither non-recyclable materials nor biologically degradable, which leads to an ever increasing waste problem. This workshop entails new and sustainable materials. One way is to grow building materials with fungus, the other is to grow your own leather, produced by bacteria and yeast, with a couple of simple ingredients.
With the permanent flow of information kids are subjected to, the need for facts is high. During this session we’ll introduce you to two workshops that will stimulate critical thinking and accurate information analysis. In Murder @ Morgue Fest students have to form teams and comb through limited information to uncover the truth behind a body on a festival. In our workshop #fakenews we present stories and articles students have to analyse on all facets that might influence their credibility. Students debate the truth and learn that information in the internet is mostly aimed at their preferences and interests.
Discover living nature
Nature harbours an endless array of possibilities and is an indispensable part of our lives. In this session we’ll highlight this through two workshops. In the first one, ‘Seeds!’, students learn that seeds are the start of the vegetables on our plates and that chemicals can influence how those seeds develop. They’ll have to observe the germination and draw conclusions from their own treatments. In ‘The diary of Sir Vival ‘ students learn how they can use nature to survive in the wilderness: how to filter water and make safe to drink, which plants can be used for tea and how they can prepare food with choirs and insects.